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American Folklore Scholarship (Folkloristics) (Paperback)

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"American Folklore Scholarship is rich reading, outlining the intellectual genealogy of American folklore and delivering many interesting historical tidbits. Folklore teachers will want to use this book in their introductory theory classes, while doctoral students will want to memorize the book before their qualifying exams."
--Folklore Forum

". . . a welcome overview of the discipline in North America and the practitioners who established it."
--American Anthropologist

In this classic text, Zumwalt examines the split between literary folklorists and anthropological folklorists. The former looked at literary forms for folklore; the latter looked at the life and unwritten culture of the people. This struggle shaped the study of folklore in the U.S.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780253204721
ISBN-10: 0253204720
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: June 22nd, 1988
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Folkloristics